Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes
Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes AFHVS/ASFS Annual Meeting and Conference June 24 – 28, 2015 Chatham University is pleased to... Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes

Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes

AFHVS/ASFS Annual Meeting and Conference
June 24 – 28, 2015

Chatham University is pleased to host the Joint 2015 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Emphasizing a holistic intellectual and material landscape, this year’s theme emphasizes the need to plan forward by looking backwards, by imagining and creating spaces where agricultural and culinary practices mesh with opportunities for environmental, social, cultural, and material sustenance. Taking our cue from Pittsburgh’s history and character, symbolized by its many bridges, the conference theme encourages a focus on the processes that help us explore across divisions, whether they shaped by disciplines, theories, methods, or activist priorities, material needs, cultural and agricultural histories, historical or modernist narratives. We invite participants to explore the ways in which people have or have not created social and ecological landscapes, and what can be learned historically, globally, and locally about our capacity to create and maintain viable social, economic, and cultural food landscapes.

Francesco Marano

Francesco Marano

Francesco Marano insegna Antropologia delle Culture Alimentari, Etnografia e Antropologia Visuale all'Università della Basilicata.